Who speaks for nonhumans? Reimagining accounting in the anthropause

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COVID-19 has highlighted the complexity of the natural world and the interconnectedness of humans and nonhuman species. As cities around the world cope in new forms of lockdown, the anthropause has provided us with opportunities to question our human organising systems and reimagine new forms of accountabilities. We ask, who speaks for nonhumans? Until we acknowledge the complex interrelationships amongst humans and nonhuman species, and challenge the prevailing human-centered nature of accounting and accountability, we have limited ways of moving toward more pluralistic forms of accounting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBreaking Boundaries
Subtitle of host publication(counter) Accounts During the Pandemic: Letters for Future Generations
EditorsDiane-Laure Arjaliès, Yves Gendron, Cheryl Lehman, Paula Andrea Navarro Pérez, João Paulo Resende de Lima, Silvia Pereira de Castro Casa Nova, Greg Stoner, Mary Analí Vera-Colina
Place of PublicationOntario Canada
PublisherUniversity of Western Ontario, Western Libraries
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780771431630
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Accounting
  • Accountability
  • Anthropocene
  • Pandemic

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